- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Alexander the Great wound

Related people

    No description in English has been found, so maybe this is not really an eponym. But, any excuse is good enough to include Alexander the Great, so learn some French and read Joseph Pierre Martin Rollet’s (1824-1894) description.


    • J.-P.-M. Rollet:
      Des caractèred particuliers et du traitement de la blessure d’Alexandre le Grand, reçue dans le combat contre les Malliens. Lyon, 1879.

    What is an eponym?

    An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

    What is Whonamedit?

    Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.


    Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
    This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.